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survey

[′sər‚vā]
(engineering)
The process of determining accurately the position, extent, contour, and so on, of an area, usually for the purpose of preparing a chart.
The information so obtained.
(nucleonics)
Measurement of radiation in the vicinity of a nuclear reactor or other source.

Survey

A boundary or topographic mapping of a site; a compilation of the measurements of an existing building; an analysis of a building for use of the interior space.

survey

see SOCIAL SURVEY, SURVEY METHOD.

Survey

 

in architecture), the precise measurement of all elements of an architectural structure or complex, with subsequent recording of their dimensions on a blueprint. The survey is one of the principal sources for the restoration or reconstruction of an architectural work. In the study of architecture, a survey is important for the analysis of the principles of construction of architectural forms.


Survey

 

(also poll), a method used in social research to collect primary information. The purpose of a survey is to acquire objective and/or subjective (opinions, attitudes) information through the response of the person being polled. Polling was first used in the second half of the 19th century in population censuses and in various statistical surveys. Social research regularly makes use of sample surveys of the population.

A survey can have various purposes. In early stages of research it is used to derive working hypotheses. It is one of the basic methods for collecting data in studies of public opinion, consumer demand, and so forth. It is also used to supplement data obtained by other methods, such as analysis of statistical materials, examination of official and personal documents, and observation. There are two basic survey techniques: question-nairing and interviewing.

survey

1. A boundary and/or topographic mapping of a site.
2. A compilation of the measurements of an existing building.
3. An analysis of a building for use of space.
4. A determination of the owner’s requirements for a project.
5. An investigation and report of required data for a project.
6. The process of determining data relating to the physical or chemical characteristics of the earth, such as a land survey or topographic survey.
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The survey found that employers continue to overlook the high value that employees place on retirement benefits compared to salary.
Advantages of using web-based surveys include the ability to process results without separate data entry, cost savings, speed of processing and higher response rates if they are combined with other survey modes (Fricker & Schonlau, 2002) and the ability to observe participants' patterns of responding (Nichols & Sedivi, 1998).
From 1989 through 1992, the state survey agency faced dozens of provider lawsuits, hundreds of union grievances--about three-fourths of all state survey agencies are unionized and/or civil service-governed, often by multiple unions--and thousands of internal accountability and management problems.
What's more, the tool didn't include complaint investigations, and reports were based only on a facility's last two surveys.
Police union director Dennis Zine welcomed the decision, saying the union's board and attorneys had not had a chance to review the survey before it went out and have concerns about what the poll will be used for and whether it violates union agreements requiring talks before officers are surveyed.
Gari Fails, executive director of the 1,500-member New Mexico Society of CPAs, said this survey is especially important to the smaller state societies.
New to the Survey this year are questions concerning respondents' participation in online social networking.
The student satisfaction survey questionnaire and Web-based survey administration program provide the foundation for future development of student surveys at the University.
The enhanced survey protocol requires more hours per survey; complaint investigations have doubled in some states; and, increased enforcement actions require additional surveys.
The second annual Informa Research Services' Branch Customer Satisfaction Survey reveals that retail customers of the Top-20 institutions, each with $50 billion and more in deposits, give these largest banks the lowest ratings for satisfaction and loyalty.
In this paper we describe the development and implementation of Montana State University's (MSU) innovative, web-based, senior exit survey for undergraduates.
The coordinators asked faculty at their colleges to administer the surveys in both the fall 2004 and spring 2005 terms.